The 3-2-1 Newsletter: 3 ideas from me, 2 quotes from others, 1 question to ponder.
3-2-1: On knowing what you want, feedback, and facing challenges
August 6, 2020 | by James Clear
3 IDEAS FROM ME
“A difficult lesson to learn: Your most persistent distractions will seem justified to you.”
“When feedback is immediate, clear, and concrete, people learn quickly.
When feedback is delayed, abstract, and opaque, people rarely learn.”
“Step 1: Know exactly what you want. Have a big vision that is crystal clear.
Step 2: Know exactly what is true. See reality for what it is and accept the honest facts of the situation.
Step 3: Be flexible in the way you close the gap between 1 and 2.
Bold. Rational. Adaptable.”
2 QUOTES FROM OTHERS
Painter Agnes Martin on the one thing you have to know in life:
“There are so many people who don’t know what they want. And I think that, in this world, that’s the only thing you have to know — exactly what you want.”
Source: Interview with Agnes Martin
Writer Audre Lorde on facing our challenges:
“Sometimes we are blessed with being able to choose the time, and the arena, and the manner of our revolution, but more usually we must do battle where we are standing.”
1 QUESTION FOR YOU
Am I being effective or just busy?
Until next week,
P.P.S. Hat tip to Andrew Lynch for today’s question.